Shredding the Cone
INFO: On Shredding the Cone, LATHER constructs an abrasive cacophony void of any actual instruments or samples, instead evoking sounds through a heap of half-dead electronics and intricately interconnected wiring paths. At the core, an amplifier powers a rumbling signal of feedback that is distributed to multiple speakers of varying sizes and wattage handlings, each emitting pulses, drones, buzzing, and other atonal frequencies. In proper LATHER fashion, the resulting noise is channeled through sheets of distortion and performed for unrepentant lengths of time. Clocking in at a single 42½ minute track on the A side (and a reverse version on the flip side), Shredding the Cone is one of the longest cassettes we’ve ever released and admittedly tough material to endure.
Shredding the Cone stemmed from an idea put forth by LATHER to tamper with the spindles of the cassettes, concluding with the removal of the teeth to render playback altogether inconvenient. The alteration is distinctly elegant in its simplicity, and is further emphasized aesthetically by the use of hardshell cases that lack lugs. The package is completed by a piece of shredded speaker cone attached to the front of the case, a martyr in the creation of both the tones contained and a visual tribute to LATHER’s obliterating ideals.
Transparent sonic-weld cassette with spindle teeth removed, housed inside clear hardshell case with ripped speaker piece attached to front. Includes 6 clear insert strips.
FORMAT: anti-cassette C85 [TYPE II - Chrome]
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